Homemade coconut bars are easy to make at home, succulent and creamy coconut filling coated with chocolate. If you are a coconut candy bar lover, these are for you.
By Nisa Homey
I have been making these bounty bars for sometime now, as my son just loves them. The original bars are very costly in this part of the world, so I started making them at home. It might take anywhere between 40 to 50 seconds to mix the coconut filling and a few min to roll them into bars and dip them in melted chocolate. (no baking required, just melt the chocolate)
- Dessicated Coconut: 2 cups.
- Sugar: 1 cup.
- Cornflour: 1 tsp.
- Condensed Milk: ⅓ of the tin.
- Bitter Sweet Chocolate: 150-200 gm, grated or chopped (you can also use good quality chocolate chips)
- Dalda: 50 gm (I used vegetable shortening by name dalda, it is the same as Crisco)
- Add the sugar into a blender and top with cornflour and grind it to a fine powdered sugar. Into another bowl add in 2 cups of dessicated coconut.
- Then dunk in the powdered sugar and ⅓ of the condensed milk (I usually pour a little from the can itself)....and mix with hand, so that you get a soft pliable dough.
- Spread butter (parchment) paper on a cookie sheet and pinch off the coconut filling roll into logs and place them on the butter paper (you can also make into small balls). Keep it in the fridge for 15 min or until it chills up and harden a bit, meanwhile grate the chocolate bar...I like to use my potato peeler to grate it and it is easy.
- Melt the chocolate by keeping it over a smaller pan of hot water, add in the dalda or crisco or whatever shortening is available in your pantry.
- Dip each chilled coconut bar in the chocolate until completely covered and place them on another parchment paper to harden.
- Refrigerate for 15 to 20 min.
- Note: I double dipped the bars, that is after the chocolate is hardened, I dipped it again once more. Double dip means double chocolate coating, more chocolate yum.
Nisa Homey is a lawyer by profession, now a full time stay-at-home mom. Cooking is Nisa's passion but blogging about food just happened. Nisa loves cooking for her family and kids, and her focus is to let everyone know just how easy cooking can actually be.